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"Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning now in effect from 7 PM to 11 PM EST Monday... * locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...3 1/2 to 4 1/2 ft above astronomical tides in the evening. * Timing...moderate coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide...between 7 PM and 11 PM. * Coastal flood impacts...potential for widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide and wave action. Inundation of 1 to 2 ft in the lowest lying spots. Road closures may be needed. Isolated structural damage may be observed along the immediate shoreline. * Shoreline impacts...elevated water levels in combination with 3 to 5 ft of surf are expected to cause beach erosion and splashover along the shoreline Monday evening. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for Monday evening... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......859 PM....10.6-11.1/2.8-3.3.....Min-mod.. Stamford CT..........821 PM....10.0-10.5/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... Bridgeport CT........818 PM.....9.5-10.0/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... New Haven CT.........817 PM......8.9-9.6/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... Old Field NY.........820 PM......9.3-9.8/2.0-2.5.....Min-mod.. Glen Cove NY.........900 PM....10.2-10.7/2.3-2.8.....Min-mod.. , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph. * Timing...winds could begin gusting as high as 45 mph just before daybreak Monday. The strongest winds are expected Monday afternoon and evening. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles and on elevated roadway and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. , "Storm Warning" ...Storm Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 60 kt. Seas 6 to 10 feet. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Storm Warning means sustained winds or frequent gusts of 48 to 63 kt are expected or occurring. Recreational boaters should remain in port...or take shelter until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions...and consider remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves subside. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,09:00 PM

FASNY Holds 6th Annual ‘Future of the Fire Service’ Youth Firefighter Training Day at Annual Convention

At 6th annual event highlighting future-firefighters recruitment, Junior Firefighters & Explorers Train in emergency exercises.

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Albany, NY - August 21, 2014 - The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) today joined with elected officials, local government leaders, and emergency response representatives at the Colonie Municipal Training Center to kick off the 6th Annual Youth Firefighter Training Day.
 
The event was part of FASNY’s Annual Convention, in which more than 1,000 volunteer firefighters are attending various training and educational events in the Albany area.  During “Youth Day,” approximately 100 fire department Explorers and Junior Firefighters from across the state participate in hands-on firefighter evolutions and exercises including Roof Ventilation, 2nd Floor Window Bailout, Engine Company Operations, Fire Extinguisher Operations, Timed Scoring, Search and Rescue Drills and Survival Skills. The young men and women, ranging in age from 12 to 19, make the trip to Albany so they can experience real, hands-on, live training.
 
“Our Youth Day Program is a link to the future of our fire service, and it is an important tool for recruiting new members and retaining current volunteers,” said FASNY President James Burns.  “We are actively involving the next generation of first responders, and events such as these -- part of our year-round recruitment efforts, help us in our campaign to boost the number of firefighters throughout the state.” 
 
At the Colonie Municipal Training Center facility, the youngsters, like the Capital Region first responders, utilize the most realistic tools available for rescue training, simulating instances where a victim or fellow first-responder are trapped in a fire or crisis situation. The Explorers and Junior Firefighters will experience what it is really like to be a firefighter. 
 
Said Colonie Town Supervisor Paula A. Mahan, “We in the Town of Colonie are very proud that FASNY has chosen to have its Youth Day here, again.  Our facilities provide unique training opportunities, and I’m confident that the young people training in them today will have an enriching and rewarding experience.”
 
For more information on the 142nd FASNY Convention, including events, seminars and training demonstrations, please visit: fasny.com.
 
About FASNY 
Founded in 1872, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) represents the interests of the more than 92,000 volunteer firefighters and emergency first responders in New York State. 
 

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